# GRE Articles

When it comes to getting great scores on the GRE, knowing how to answer the questions is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need to know how to optimize the conditions needed to achieve that great score. So, here are some things to...
How would you solve the system of linear equations below?                   x – y = 5                   2x + y = 13                  There are two primary approaches for solving systems of linear equations: 1)   Substitution Method 2)  ...
When it comes to tackling GRE math questions, one of the best tips I can offer is this: The GRE test-makers are reasonable people who have little interest in your computational skills. Granted, this doesn’t sound like a very mathematical...
So, how is junior girls volleyball related to doing well on the GRE? I’ll let you decide. Several years ago, I took a teaching position at a private school in Victoria, Canada.  In addition to performing my regular teaching duties, I was...
In this article, we’ll examine some strategies for avoiding careless mistakes on the GRE. My primary focus will be on minimizing errors in the Quantitative section of the test, but some of the strategies can be applied to the Verbal...
- by Katharine Rudzitis Instead of setting up two equations for a word problem and solving for both variables, some questions can be answered using a ratio table. This is a great strategy when ratios appear in the question text. Take a...
Your GRE test will likely have some rates questions in the Quantitative Reasoning sections, so you must be prepared to find distance, rate, and/or time for each question. To do so, you’ll need the following three formulas: 1. Distance = (...
The fourth post in our GRE Quantitative Comparisonseries showed how to use estimation techniques to compare values quickly. We were able to solve the problem below: Column A                                            Column B (221)/(400...
Our fourth article in the GRE Quantitative Comparison series will show you another quick trick for comparing values in two columns. Let’s take a look at this problem: Column A                                       Column B (221)/(400...
In previous articles (Algebra vs Plugging in and Finding Equality, we showed several strategies for approaching GRE Quantitative Comparison problems. As a refresher, the two methods are solving using algebra, or solving by plugging in...